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Fantastic word - bafflegab

Post by dzogchungpa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:58 pm

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Post by smcj » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:11 pm

Nice word.

My new favorite is "katzenjammer".
1 : hangover
2 : distress 2
3 : a discordant clamor
traffic was all tied up, the kids were fighting, and in the midst of all this katzenjammer, the phone rang
Origin: German, from Katze cat + Jammer distress.
In the Tantra of the Beautiful Auspiciousness (bKra shis mdzes ldan gyi rgyud), this "Great Primordial Purity" (spyi gzhi) is defined as follows:

What is known as "The Great Primordial Purity”
Is the state abiding before authentic Buddhas arose
And before impure sentient beings appeared;
It is called the great Primordial radiance of immutable awareness.

Sometimes you can get shown the light
In the strangest of places
If you look at it right.
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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Post by anjali » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:04 am

smcj wrote:My new favorite is "katzenjammer"...
There's a cartoon strip called the katzenjammer kids.
  • As the sun goes further in its course, the shadows of the western mountains draw ever closer; so too, as life unfolds its course, is death forever drawing nearer. --A proverb quoted by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in The Hundred Verses of Advice.
  • Amid the clouds of impermanence and illusion, the lightning of life dances: Are you sure you won't die tomorrow? Death is unavoidable, so practice the Dharma! --Shechen Gyaltsap

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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Post by Wayfarer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:05 pm

I always liked 'spielfest' (with the 's' pronounced as 'sh'). An alternative name for a sales conference or political summit. I coined it myself, to my dismay it still hasn't become part of the language, so I will continue to throw it out from time to time.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few ~ Suzuki-roshi

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